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Manchester United want to hire Michael Edwards after sporting director leaves Liverpool

After spending more than 10 years at Liverpool, culminating in the role of Sporting Director, Michael Edwards is believed to be looking for a new challenge in the football world.

Edwards announced late in 2021 that it would be his final season now other clubs are trying to convince him to not take a break. Instead, they will be looking for his services immediately, as you’d expect, with both finishing behind the Scousers last season.

According to CaughtOffside, Chelsea made him an offer to become their new Sporting Director, but it was turned down.

The Daily Mail now claims Manchester United are interested in bringing in Edwards with the club looking to hire replacements for departing personnel.

It is claimed that United are keen to make Edwards their own sporting director to help with future transfers following Matt Judge’s exit.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly should be looking to surround himself with people who know football and how the market works, so it makes perfect sense that he would look to bring in someone like Edwards.

Especially as it’s his first summer since taking over from Roman Abramovich.

Edwards also has also worked with Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth.

SN’s verdict

Hiring somebody who played a key role in another club’s recent success is one thing, but the Glazers must realise that they must also change the way they run the football club.

Edwards is synonymous with Liverpool’s rise over the last few years. Many put him front and centre of the club’s transfer business and believe he’s the one who truly oversaw their incredible record in the market under Jurgen Klopp.

It would depend on whether he wants to share his transfer expertise with Liverpool’s arch-rivals.

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